[Video 219] Justin Searls: As easy as Rails

Ruby on Rails makes it easy to get started writing Web applications. But perhaps it’s too easy, in that it encourages us to think in terms of server-side applications, when we often nowadays need to be thinking in terms of client-side applications. In this talk, Justin Searls describes the sorts of problems that can arise being a server-side thinker in a client-side world, and demonstrates several JavaScript-based tools (e.g., LinemanJS) that bring Rails-style and -quality development tools to JavaScript developers — and which should shake up our thinking a bit, if we’re still thinking in this way.

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